Category Archives: Family Life

“What Do We Do with That?” by Donna Clark Goodrich

“What Do We Do With That?” I have a friend who is a hoarder. Her bed is covered to the point she barely has room to crawl in at night. She told me recently that she has been throwing away … Continue reading

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I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault by Betty Mason Arthurs

I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault…by Betty Mason Arthurs I turned 70 years this month, but when did I turn old? Now I remember and how could I forget? My husband John pushed me over the edge … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Child is Ready to Accept Jesus…By Linda Carlblom

I’m a firm believer that God works in the hearts of children just as much as he works in the hearts of adults. And I believe a child can choose to follow Jesus and mean it for life. I also … Continue reading

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Raising Spiritually Strong Toddlers…by Linda Carlblom

There are scads of articles on children’s ministry, but most of them deal with preschool or school-aged children. Are toddlers too young to learn about God? No, no, no! Most toddlers are eager learners. The whole world is their classroom … Continue reading

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The Hospitable Introvert…by Linda Carlblom

By nature, I am an introvert. I tend to avoid people and I recharge by having time alone. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy people when I’m with them. As a matter of fact, most people would be surprised to … Continue reading

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6 Reasons My Dad was the Best…by Linda Carlblom

Sunday is Father’s Day, so I thought a post about dads would be appropriate. Especially since I had the best dad on the planet. Was he perfect? Nope. And I bet yours wasn’t either. But really, isn’t that a relief? … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Having Your Kids Sit In Church With You…by Linda Carlblom

I’m a proponent of having children, even very young ones, sit in church with you if they want to–and maybe even if they don’t! I understand how hard it is. I know you don’t get much out of the sermon … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

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When Fear Overtakes…by Linda Carlblom

It was just a simple misunderstanding, but even after it had been cleared up, it took my heart a little time to relax and my mind to slow down enough that I could drift off to sleep. The wee hours … Continue reading

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Wyatt to the Rescue–A Mother’s Pride, by Judy Robertson

Has your child swelled your heart with pride by being compassionate in some way or rescued one of God’s creatures from certain death? Sometimes our children surprise us with their compassion or some character trait we didn’t know they had. … Continue reading

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